Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

This is a big month for the girl band, who hit No 4 with their single Braveheart earlier in the year.

Their fourth single, Louder, is out today and debut album Welcome to the Jungle hits shelves on July 28.

And the four-piece have just played their first big festival shows – a double header at Wireless in Birmingham and London and British Summer Time at Hyde Park.

Speaking on her way to the latter, 21-year-old Jess Plummer, from Crystal Palace, says: “It’s a busy weekend, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Doing the London shows is huge for me. I’m from London, this is my home town. It’s the first big thing we’ve done. I remember being backstage [at Wireless] and being super-nervous.”

Louder is a departure from the up-tempo pop tunes Neon Jungle have previously released, but has been greeted warmly by fans.

Plummer says: “The response has been incredible. I felt nervous at first before anyone had heard it.

“It is so different to what we have already had out.

“I woke up this morning to tweets from our fans saying ‘You’ve got to a million views [of the video on Youtube]’.

“It’s incredible. It hasn’t even been released yet.”

While the excitement has been coming thick and fast, it is not all plain sailing.

During one of their Wireless sets, the band’s music cut out during the final song, leaving them stranded on stage.

But potential disaster turned into triumph as they started again and ended up singing a capella when the plug was pulled.

Plummer says: “The audience sang along with us. It was really good. It was something I don’t think I’ll forget.”


Louder out Sunday, July 20; debut album Welcome to the Jungle out July 28;